Leo Blanco Trio
Latinious Monk: A tribute to Thelonious Monk

Boston Public Library - Roxbury Branch

Part of the Roxbury Concert Series at the Boston Public Library - Roxbury Branch.

Venezuelan pianist Leo Blanco performs with his trio, bringing you that pays tribute to one of the greats, with a Latin twist. Latinious Monk is inspired by the works of jazz piano genius Thelonious Monk, heard through Leo Blanco's own Latin jazz influences. Blanco, an acclaimed pianist now on the faculty at Longy and Berklee, grew up in the Venezuelan Andes, where he absorbed folk music that blended American, Afro-Caribbean, and European influences. 

Blanco's Celebrity Series debut this season with The Sugar Road Ensemble highlighted the blending of styles that shaped his musical background, showcasing the African influences that shaped many Latin American musical styles.

Admission is free and open to all. Doors open 30 minutes before the concert begins.

Boston Public Library - Roxbury Branch

149 Dudley Street, Roxbury